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D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 31 Summary

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Chapter 31 Summary and Analysis

"'My God, We've Done It': The British Airborne on D-Day" concludes the story of those who

take and hold the vulnerable left flank, between the Dives and Orne. The Germans have more than 1,000 panzers, including new Tigers, which outclass the Allies' tanks. These are all tied up, but antiquated French armaments are available and provide greater firepower than the holed-up 6th Airborne. At dawn, Howard's D Company is barely holding onto Pegasus Bridge, caught under fire by an enlivened German garrison. At 0900, three tall generals march smartly down the road in a show of "sheer bravado" that inspires the troops. Maj. Gen. Richard Gale, commanding the 6th Division, believes it unfair to ask his weary troops for help, but gives it to face the French-made tanks. At 1300, the first commandos arrive, followed by Lord Lovat (cum bagpiper). After tearful reunions, Lovat...

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